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Coal Plants Are the Biggest Source of Greenhouse Gases. A Plan to Eliminate Them.

Calls for so-called climate justice—developed nations helping emerging markets pay for destruction and adaptation—are dominating the annual global green summit known as COP27. The rich world promised $100 billion a year for this purpose back in 2008, and never delivered.

Could the next 14 years be any different? A pilot plan of sorts, the Just Energy Transition Partnership, may give us a clue. JETPs, as climate insiders call them, target coal-fired power plants, which are the top source of greenhouse gases globally, out-polluting even oil-burning vehicles. They’ve got battle-scarred climate warriors venturing a bit of optimism. “These JETPs are a really important step forward in emissions reduction in some of the biggest countries of the world,” says Jake Schmidt, director for international climate at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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2022-11-11 01:45:00

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